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An unexpected adventure
on 2010/12/3 16:20:00 (22046 reads)

An Unexpected Adventure

During our travels we met two members of the Lismore Gem Club (NSW), Neil & Vicky with whom we shared our common interest and a passion to pick up a few rock samples along the way. Driving to Carnarvon we received a phone call from Neil “where are you?” After determining that we would be in the same place, Carnarvon for a week we managed to enjoy a happy hour or two and exchange notes.

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Tiger Eye & Tourism
on 2010/12/3 16:20:00 (31170 reads)

Tiger Eye & Tourism

Travelling from Point Sampson to Port Hedland, refuelling and then moving south along the Port Hedland-Newman Rd, we decided to camp at Auski roadhouse as they have a reasonable bush Caravan Park at the rear. This gave us a good secure point to investigate Wittenoom, the home of Blue Asbestos. Wittenoon, the township, is derelict, no water or electricity & no back up services of any kind. The Western Australian government has been trying to shut the town down for years. As far as we could see there were still a couple of residents, but generally everything is in a state of disrepair and is falling to bits

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Marvellous Marble Bar
on 2010/12/3 16:10:00 (21116 reads)

Marble Bar is 200km from the Highway and is a small outback town that takes its name from the Marble Bar. The spectacular red, white and blue/black striped rock (locally known as the “Bar” was named by early pastoralists because they thought it was marble and because it blocked the flow of the Coongan River.

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Best Laid Plans of mice & Men
on 2010/11/23 16:30:00 (8444 reads)

The Best Laid Plans of Mice & Men

One of the things about taking off on a big trip which is to include many of the major fossicking areas along the way is that it makes you become a little bit more selective about what you pick up and what you target.

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Moree the place to be
on 2009/11/21 10:15:23 (11071 reads)


Especially if you have pains in your joints or aches in your muscles as the thermal pools in this town are just so good for your problems.

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on 2009/11/21 10:13:16 (3360 reads)


At our October General Meeting, June
gave an interesting talk about Ammolites

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Hughendon Queensland
on 2009/8/27 15:20:00 (7787 reads)

Hughendon, Queensland
Hughendon is located 376km west of Townsville on the Flinders Highway; It is the eastern most corner of the area known as Australia’s Dinosaur Trail, which takes in Hughendon, Richmond and Winton.

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on 2009/8/8 11:53:27 (8202 reads)

Miles to Miles

Miles, Queensland was first known as Dogwood Crossing but was renamed after William Miles, a local station owner and Member of Parliament in 1878. Miles is now the commercial centre of the Western Darling Downs. It is located at the crossroads of the Leichardt Highway, 219km Nth of Goondiwindi and the Warrego Highway 45km from Chinchilla.

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Jack Graham Memorial Cabochon Competition
on 2008/1/13 14:00:00 (3106 reads)

Jack Graham Memorial Trophy This trophy was donated in 1969 by Mrs Alma Graham in memory of her husband Mr. Jack Graham, one of the Geelong Gem & Mineral Club's founding members.

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Field Trip to Heathcote
on 2007/11/23 14:15:01 (11743 reads)

Field Trip to Heathcote, Victoria to fossick for Jasper at Corop

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